Admin-led pairing process
Some programs run on an admin-led pairing process, where the admins decide all of the pairings. If this is the case for you, you will simply receive an email once registration closes and you are paired. It will contain all the information about your pairing and next steps.
User-led pairing process
Some programs run on a user-led pairing process, where mentees get to submit their mentor preferences. If this is the case for you, you will receive an email notification once the pairing process starts and you are allowed to submit your mentor preferences.
Mentors are first-come, first-served. When you log in, you will only see available mentors.
When you go to rank your mentor preferences, you will see one of two possible flows:
1. Cart and Ranking
In this type of pairing process, mentors need to approve requests from mentees before a pairing starts. As a result, you built a cart of your top 5 mentors by searching through recommended mentors.
In this type of pairing process, mentors do not need to approve requests from mentees before a pairing starts. As a result, you can immediately choose your mentor to work with.
Either way, once you submit, it is final.